Ikiru DVD

aka Living, Akira Kurosawa, 1952


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Film Details

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Produced in 1952

Main Language - Japanese with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - Asian Film, Japanese Film

Film Description

A powerful story of one man's struggle to do something worthwhile in the last six months of his life. A clerical worker with stomach cancer discovers a new zest for life and plans to turn a city waste dump into a children's playground.


DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: BFI

Length: 140 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 6th October 2003

Cat No: BFIVD591

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Introduction by Alex Cox
  • Biographies of Kurosawa and Shimura.

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by Barry Forshaw on 31st October 2003

One of the greatest classics in the history of the cinema receives a splendid DVD transfer. Humane, moving, exquisitely acted, this remains one of Kurosawa's greatest ... Read on


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